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Michael VanBlaricum

Michael VanBlaricum
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Michael VanBlaricum has spent the last 20 years teaching and studying the legal use of self-defense and deadly force, Firearm Safety, Bladed Weapons, Close Quarters Combat. Michael is the former MN State Director of the International Combat Hapkido Federation and a decorated veteran of the United States Armed Forces and a published self-defense author (Taekwondo Times Magazine, Concealed Carry Magazine & Police Magazine). Michael received his Bachelors of Science in Social and Behavioral Science from Minnesota State Mankato with a Major in Psychology.

Michael VanBlaricum

Michael Andrew Lord VanBlaricum is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, Certified NRA Instructor, 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido Hoshinsul, 2nd Degree Black Belt...

Black Belt Realities

It is a common misconception that having a black belt is paramount to being a self-defense expert. Unfortunately some Black Belts also believe this....

Combating Conditioned Hesitation

To survive confrontations in the kill zone, officers must overcome second-guessing and act quickly and decisively. This article is about combating conditioned hesitation. There are...

A Gun Alone Is Not Self Defense

A gun alone is not self defense. By itself it is simply a gun, a tool and nothing more. Loading the gun and firing...

Civilian Use of Force Continuum

I feel through training and utilization of a "Civilian Use of Force Continuum" we can provide the CCW permit holder with options for use...

How Could the Holy Secrets of Handgunning Be Known By a...

How could the holy secrets of handgunning be known by a woman? Most of my friends have wives or girlfriends who don’t support their gun...